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Neil Young, No Age, Belle & Sebastian, Dylan & Harrison, Swimming Pigs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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SUPERCHUNK spent a weekend with The Awl, then played "Digging For Something" for Fallon.

NEIL YOUNG is advance streaming Le Noise.

NO AGE is advance streaming Everything in Between.

LOST IN THE TREES did a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR. 

BELLE & SEBASTIAN: We're listening to -- end enjoying -- the new tracks, "Come On Sister" and "Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John" (ft. Norah Jones).

BOB DYLAN & GEORGE HARRISON: Studio Sessions at Columbia Studios B, New York, NY; May 1, 1970.

PAVEMENT went back to those "Gold Soundz" on the Colbert Report.

BEN FOLDS & NICK HORNBY talk to The Guardian about their new collaboration, Lonely Avenue. I was a bit surprised about Ben's bio.

THE POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE went to Les Chemins De Verre by Karkwa.

PAVEMENT percussionist Bob Nastanovich talks to the Boston Herald about the reunion tour.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE issued a statement about his arrest in Indy.

MICHAEL STIPE is writing restaurant reviews for Gwyneth Paltrow.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Here's the latest leaked e-mails from Gibson -- apologizing for losing his grip -- and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva -- saying he had no reason to be hard on himself and professing her love for him -- at the same time she claims she was in fear for her life. Plus, Jodie Foster is still on Team Gibson; they have a movie coming out.

THE FRENCH HOTEL was a captive in a Japanese hotel and denied entry to the country, after being detained at the airport for hours over her guilty plea for cocaine possession.  The Japanese are really serious about this sort of thing; something similar happened to Robert Downey Jr. during the Iron Man promo tour.

JUSTIN BIEBER was... wait for it... caught canoodling with the chick who stars in his "Baby" music video in the back of a Honda.

LINDSAY LOHAN reached a settlement with E*Trade in a lawsuit over an ad that may have insinuated Lohan is a milkoholic.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL has been accused of computer hacking in two lawsuits.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, minus Emilio Estevez, reunited for a 25th anniversary screening of the John Hughes classic.

FRANKENWEENIE: Tim Burton has cast a stop motion animated Disney feature based on his 1984 short about a man who reanimates his dog after it gets hit by a car.

TERROR in CHICAGO: The FBI arrested Sami Samir Hassoun and charged him with attempting to plant a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field.

IRAN: The Foreign Ministry is challenging the credibility and motives of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Shocka. The Obama administration said sanctions against Iran are working; private experts disagreed.

AFGHANISTAN: Dozens of candidates in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections represent a party linked to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former prime minister with ties to al-Qaeda who is believed to be a mastermind of attacks on US troops.

PIGS meet a boat in the Bahamas.

"POLAR BEAR" that washed up on a Cornish beach was really a cow. I blame global warming.

SNAKES in TOILETS... in Wroclaw, Poland, and the Bronx.

LLAMA on the LLAM in Rockledge, FL.

THE WORLD'S SMALLEST COW is 33 inches tall.

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New Releases, Deerhunter, Eef Barzelay, Capybaras   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 08:00 AM
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OK GO releases the hounds in the video for "White Knuckles." Plus, Damian Kulash talks to Drowned in Sound about going indie and more...

NEW RELEASES: Albums from Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos, John Legend, and more are streaming via Spinner. Frankie Rose & the Outs also drop their self-titled debut.

DEERHUNTER is advance streaming Halcyon Digest.

EEF BARZELAY of Clem Snide plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

CLARE & THE REASONS did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter.

I HATE MY SISTER: 18 songs about complicated sibling relationships, with plenty of video fro he A.V. Club. Named after my favorite Juliana Hatfield tune, "My Sister," so I'll throw in the Blake Babies' cover of "Temptation Eyes" for Twofer Tuesday.

ARCADE FIRE: Jeremy Gara and Richard Reed Parry talk to The A.V. Club appearing on television, headlining festivals, and becoming hometown heroes.

NICK CAVE and Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos talk to Pitchfork about the new record, relevancy, and, um, hair gel.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE was arrested in Indianapolis after insulting (and assaulting) the owners and staff at Radio Radio, the sold-out audience, and local law enforcement.

LEONARD SKINNER, the Jacksonville, FL, gym coach who became the inspiration for the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 77. There's video at the link of Skinner telling the story.

LINDSAY LOHAN's probation has been revoked and a bench warrant issued for her arrest. Word is her second failed drug test involved amphetamines. Friends say she finally gets it, perhaps because she is in desperate financial shape.

THE FRENCH HOTEL cops her plea and tells friends she wants to "trade in the club scene for a life at home."

EDDIE VEDDER of Pearl Jam wed longtime girlfriend, model Jill McCormick, in Hawaii Saturday.

RYAN SEACREST ready to pop the question to DWTS dancer Julianna Hough?

BALTHAZAR GETTY tells Harper's Bazaar how his marriage survived a fling with Sienna Miller.

FMR PLAYMATE Karissa Shannon and her bf, "Smallville" actor Sam Jones, have finally agreed to release their sex tape. Our long national nightmare is over.

STEPHANIE SEYMOUR and her billionaire hubby have called off their divorce.

IRAN: The chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said the IAEA's report was unfair and unjust. The oil minister halted gasoline imports and claimed Iran can produce enough for domestic supply. Turkey and other US allies have been allowing Iranian banks with suspected links to Tehran's nuclear program to do business within their borders, frustrating Western countries trying to put a financial squeeze on the Islamic Republic, reports Reuters.

AFGHANISTAN: The US is planning a concerted campaign against lower-level corruption thought to be directly feeding the insurgency and is ceding more control to Afghans of the higher-level investigations that soured relations with Pres. Karzai.

IRAQ: In the two weeks since Pres. Obama declared the end of the US combat mission in Iraq, a series of bloody skirmishes has sharpened the questions about the Iraqi security forces' ability to protect the country.

CAPYBARAS SCRATCHED: Let's go to the video.

MOUSE-EATING OPOSSUMS run amok in Brooklyn.

BLOOD-SUCKING WARRIOR WORMS destroy and eat the enemy.

RHINO CAGE doubles as a cannabis plantation.

HORSES go to prison for a second chance.

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Superchunk, Los Lobos, Trent Reznor, Hendrix, Record Dog Tongue   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 20, 2010 - 08:00 AM
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THE BLACK ANGELS have a classic garage-psych feel on "Telephone."

SUPERCHUNK played DC's 9:30 Club Friday night; you can stream the gig on demand now.

LOS LOBOS stopped by the World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

TRENT REZNOR has posted a five track sampler from The Social Network soundtrack.

J. TILLMAN (Fleet Foxes) covers Neil Young's Tonight's The Night album.  Check the comments, too.

JIMI HENDRIX died 40 years ago Saturday, and I feel a bit bad about not making him the Friday Feature.  Billboard has video of five amazing performances.  The Hendrix in Britain exhibition at the Handel House Museum in Mayfair opened.  Roger Mayer, the navy acoustics engineer who created sound effects for the giants of the 1960s rock scene, talks about Jimi's unique sound. November will bring a box set of rare and unreleased material.

MC5 frontman Rob Tyner died 19 years ago Saturday, and I'll try to do better by him next hear.

HARRY NILSSON is essayed by the L.A. Times in conjunction with the new documentary, "Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?"

THE MYNABIRDS: Laura Burhenn shuffled her iPod for the Boston Globe.

THE XX talks to All Things Considered about winning the Mercury Prize.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Town tops the chart with 23.8 million -- well above the 15 million or so gurus predicted, in a triumph for Ben Affleck as director and his strong supporting cast.  The Town should have no problem profiting on its 37 million budget.  Easy A has to settle for second with 18.2 million, but that's pretty darn good on an 8 million budget.  Devil shows with 12.6 million on a 10 million budget, though Universal reportedly paid 27 million to distribute it.  Resident Evil: Afterlife tumbled 62 percent to the No. 4 slot with 10.1 million.  Afterlife's 44 million against a 60 million budget looks tepid, until you remember it's already made almost as much overseas.  Alpha and Omega rounds out the Top Five with a floppy 9.2 million debut, which is even more disappointing when you consider there are no other kids' flicks in the Top Ten.

LINDSAY LOHAN failed multiple drug tests last week, which could derail her attempted comeback.  The actress is reportedly attending AA meetings and said on Twitter she's "working hard to overcome" her drug addiction.

THE FRENCH HOTEL has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors in her drug-possession case - and she will be sentenced to a year of probation but no jail time.

RUSSELL BRAND was arrested for allegedly attacking paparazzi at LAX airport.

PENELOPE CRUZ & JAVIER BARDEM are indeed expecting a child.

RANDY & EVI QUAID were arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of felony burglary after the owner of their former home called police to say they were living there illegally.

MALIN ACKERMAN is profiled in Details.

JEREMY RENNER is profiled over at GQ. Fun fact: The Oscar nominee is not giving up on the home-renovation business that paid his rent when acting didn't.

IRAN: Ahmadinejad claimed that the IAEA gave "false" details on Iran's nuclear program.

IRAQ: One thing did not change after Pres. Obama declared an end to the US combat mission on Sept. 1: the size and role of American Special Operations forces there.

THE DOG WITH THE LONGEST TONGUE, according to Guinness.

JACK TRIPPER, a kitteh with no eyes.

A GIANT GATOR was bagged by a Massachusetts woman in South Carolina.

RARE "ASIAN UNICORN" is captured, dies.

THE WORLD KOALA population is being ravaged by... chlamydia. I blame global warming.

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Stones, Jenny & Johnny, Caribou, Dylan, Cutout Bin, Fat Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 08:00 AM
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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE ROLLING STONES!  Here's a selection of live, semi-live, and undead clips of less-obvious tracks from the band's heyday: "Mercy, Mercy"; "Heart of Stone," "The Last Time"; "Ruby Tuesday," "Paint It Black"; "Honky Tonk Women"; and "Dead Flowers."

JENNY & JOHNNY stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

HOT HOT HEAT also stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

CARIBOU did three free songs for Daytrotter.

SEU GEORGE played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

NIRVANA: BBC Sessions circa 1989-1991.

JUNIP ( ft. Jose Gonzalez) stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a chat and mini-set.

BOB DYLAN & THE HAWKS, Live at the Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, CA, December 4, 1965.

THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN: Because there's "Something In The Air." And you know that it's right.

SWANS: Michael Gira talks to The Scotsman about working hard, burning bridges, and coming back bigger.

HELMET: Page Hamilton talks to Prefix about "And Your Bird Can Sing," AC/DC and more...

LED ZEPPELIN, essayed by William S. Burroughs in 1975. (Thx, LHB.)

FIVE BRITISH INDIE ACTS to watch, according to TIME. Regular Pate visitors are already watching them.

ROCK RETRACTIONS: Trending on Twitter.

CUTOUT BIN: From the Soft Boys to King Coleman, from Tom Waits to the Ronettes, from Billy Bragg to Thin Lizzy, plus Elvis Costello, The Like, the Rolling Stones, REM, Guided by Voices and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This week's wide releases include Easy A, which is currently scoring 81 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Town, which is scoring 90 percent; Alpha and Omega, scoring 15 percent on few reviews; and Devil, which was not screened for critics.

TIGER WOODS squashed ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel's 300K payday to appear nude in a men's magazine.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Oksana Grigorieva will file a lawsuit against Gibson alleging - among other things - battery, emotional distress and defamation.  Also, Violet Kowal, the Polish pron star who had an affair with Gibson while Grigorieva was pregnant, has shocking new audio tapes and has emerged as a witness being courted by the two feuding camps, according to RadarOnline.

HEIDI MONTAG & SPENCER PRATT are supposedly divorcing but were... wait for it... caught canoodling at a zoo, which seems entirely apt.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Already pulling an all-nighter at a club in NYC. Shocka.

CASEY AFFLECK admits that the Joaquin Phoenix movie is a mockumentary.

ANNETTE BENNING: Don't ask about her marriage to Warren Beatty.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Cheating on his longterm girlfriend, Jessica Biel with his current co-star, Mila Kunis?

SACHA BARON COHEN has closed a deal to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a film that's being scripted by Peter Morgan for a 2011 production start.

IRAN has agreed to donate 25 million dollars to Turkey's ruling party in a move that will increase fears that Prime Minister Erdogan is preparing to abandon the country's secular constitution.

AFGHANISTAN: The UN has sent away about a third of its international employees, amid fears of violence during this weeks parliamentary elections.  NATO dismissed suggestions that the conflict in Afghanistan could be resolved by partitioning the country and handing over the Pashtun south to the Taliban, saying this was a recipe for civil war.

FAT CAT and a POT: Let's go to the video.

A HEROIC PARROT foils a gang of burglars.

A RAM  smashed through the glass patio door of a Lancashire couple's home and ran wild, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

DEADLY COBRAS ended up in people's toilets, kitchens and roads in southwestern China, after more than 160 of them escaped from an illegal breeding laboratory in early September.

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Dr. Dog, Of Montreal, Sharon Von Etten, Kele, Cat-ch   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 08:00 AM
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DR. DOG drops "Shadow People" on the 'Gum.

OF MONTREAL palyed the 9:30 Club; you can stream the gig on demand via NPR.

SHARON VON ETTEN is advance streaming Epic.

KELE (of Bloc Party) stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

JOHN VANDERSLICE has a new, free EP to download, Green Grow the Rushes.

THE CONTOURS: "Do You Love Me?"

ARCADE FIRE: Win Butler says, "I can't see myself doing this 10 years from now. We've been a band now as long as the Beatles, and pop music is a young man's game." Tell it to Mick and Keith. Plus, ping-pong with Pavement.

BLACK MOUNTAIN bassist Matt Camirand talks to the Vancouver Sun about stripping things down with an outside producer for their new LP. Meanwhile, Dose talks to Stephen McBean.

WEEZER launches a new YouTube stunt.

GOOGLE MUSIC details are leaking online.  The twist appears to involve streaming from your online music locker.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Master of Disguise.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Back with Samantha Ronson?

ASTON KUTCHER denies cheating rumors from the ever-reliable Star magazine.

CASEY AFFLECK settled sexual harassment cases filed against him by two women who worked on his documentary about actor Joaquin Phoenix.

THE BIG BANG THEORY stars are getting fat new paychecks just as the hit CBS comedy is getting ready for its big move to Thursdays next week.

RYAN REYNOLDS is profiled by GQ. His new movie, Buried, tells the story of a contractor buried alive in Iraq.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN talks to Details about 90210, Desperate Housewives, and his wife - Megan Fox.

HARRY POTTER and the DEATHLY HALLOWS: New TV trailer.

ISLAMISM in the USA: On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View.

IRAN: Former Pres. Rasfanjani criticized the government in unusually blunt terms, saying that it is not taking US-led sanctions seriously enough and that Iran could become a "dictatorship." That's what passes for blunt in Iran.

AFGHANISTAN: US forces launched a major operation in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday in the district that gave birth to the Taliban movement, in what could be one of the most important offensives of the war.

MOCHI CAN CAT-CH: Let's go to the video.

CAMEL stuck in a sinkhole in Oregon City, OR.

A VULTURE crashed into a medical helicopter near Nogalez, AZ, and hit the pilot in the chest.

YOGA BEAR: Calmer than the average bear.

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